YEREVAN, October 12. /ARKA/. The Armenian multimedia CD “Aram Khachatryan: Life and Work” has been recognized the best CD on culture in the world in 2005, Chairman of the Information Technologies Foundation, Executive Director of the Information Technologies in Education Company Garegin Chukaszyan told a press conference. Three other Armenian products were recognized the best at a contest held on the threshold of the Tunisian Summit of information community. Specifically, the multimedia CD “Armenian Genocide 1915-1923” was among the ten best education projects and won a special diploma, and the www.edram.am and www.doctor.am sites were among the ten best sites in the categories e-business and e-healthcare.According to Chukaszyan it is an unprecedented result for such a small country as Armenia, especially so as it is the winner in one of the categories of the contest of the World Summit for the second time. He said that it is a special honor as Armenia is among such winners and IBM with its CD “Historical heritage of Egypt”, US Smithson Museum, “Virtual Paris” of the Ministry of Culture of France and the Russian web-site on World War II. “We consider it a great success for Armenia. Although we rank last in communication systems, we can compete with the world’s leaders in programming and design,” Chukazszyan said.
The multimedia CD “Aram Khachatryan: Life and Work”, designed by the “Bazmaweb” studio of the Information Technologies in Education Company, is dedicated to the 100th birthday anniversary of the great composer. The CB contains the composer’s biography and compositions, tells about the atmosphere he lived and worked in, his letters, pictures, archives, contemporaries’ memories and a film on his life.
The CD “Armenian Genocide 1915-1923” is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. It contains documents on the life in Western Armenia from 1877 to 1965. The CD contains the information that has never been published before, photo-archives, articles in the leading newspapers of the world, evidence of witnesses, the most frequently asked questions, process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide, maps and over 100 names of books and publications, recommendations, etc..
The Armenian winners are to receive their prizes and diplomas at the World Summit of information community in Tunis on November 16-18, 2005. Armenia presented eight winner-works of the national contest “Mashtots 1600”. Specifically, the CD “Armenian Genocide 1915-1923”, CD “Aram Khachatryan: Life and Work”, www.aras.am/dfbs.html (Byurtakan observatory), www.economic-court.am (RA Economic Court), medical site www.doctor.am, www.edram.am, (a payment system), www.armtv.com (RA public TV), www.armeniainfo.am (Armenian Agency for Tourism Development).